The Hangover was one the funniest movies I saw in 2009 by far. Finally, I get to own the DVD and put it on the shelf next to my other favorite comedies. It’s a very special section of my DVD collection. A section with a select group of movies that people watch before heading out for a night on the town. The Pre-Drinking Movies.
Pre-Drinking, or Pre-Game for some, is a skill you learn in college when you have little to no cash and a need to go out. You learn early on that it’s a financially responsible decision to start drinking early at home and save on drinks at the bar. It’s just smart thinking.
What do you do while you and your friends are gearing up for a massive evening? You watch comedies.
To celebrate The Hangover’s release on DVD I thought I would make a list of comedies that have become traditions on epic Saturday nights.
Honorable Mention: Role Models, Forgeting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights and 10 others I’m probably forgetting.
I’m still hoping they’ll make the long rumored sequel someday…
“Blue you’re my boy!”
I’ve seen this movie hundreds of times and I still laugh every time I see it.
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Here is the movie that inspired many of the new ‘R’ Rated comedies out there. Apatow changed the game forever and I’m extremely happy about that.
This flick came out of no where and instantly became one of my favorites.
I have a confession to make… I was finished making this list and then I remembered Van Wilder. It has to be on this list. It’s one of the classic Pre-Drinking movies for so many reasons.
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
This movie could have been a complete disaster. Thankfully, it wasn’t. It’s hilarious.
I love Will Farrell. He’s kind of a big deal. Out of all of his movies, this is by far my favorite.
Here is a movie that not many have heard of but it continually makes me laugh. An extremely underated comedy.
Apatow followed up 40 Year Old Virgin with an extremely funny movie. The man’s a comedic genius as far as I’m concerned.
Kind of redundant to make a list inspired by this movie and then include it in the list. It just didn’t feel right without it.